Arena With Seán Rocks

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    on Friday's programme we took a look at the issue of ageing and facing our mortality in the arts. What types of artistic expression do people take comfort in as they age? And are their particular works we can turn to to help us face our own mortality? Panelists were  the poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, playwright Shaun Dunne, author Michele Forbes and music broadcaster Bernard Clarke.

    on Easter Monday Arena celebrates this year's One City One Book with an evening of poetry and song. 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song" is a collection of poems, ballads and songs about Dublin. Panellists including RTÉ 2fm DJ Rick O'Shea, actor Phelim Drew, musicians Lisa Hannigan and Colin Reid, poets Pat Boran, Melissa Kavanagh and Enda Wyley explain what Dublin means to them.

    Arena Monday 8 April 2013

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    Arena Monday 8th April 2013

    Daily arts and popular culture show.

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    Margaret Thatcher in Popular Cultural

    Abie Philbin-Bowman on portrayals of the late Margaret Thatcher in popular culture.

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    Book Review - Bring me the head of Ryan Giggs

    Paul Whitington reviews 'Bring me the head of Ryan Giggs' by Rodge Glass. The book tells the story of Mickey who is both friend and foe of the Manchster United Footballer. The Publishers are Tindal Street Press.

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    Author Eva Rice

    Eva Rice on her book 'The Misinterpretation of Tara Jupp'. The book is set in Cornwall in 1962 and revolves around teenager Tara Jupp who becomes a singing sensation in London. The Publishers are Quercus.

    Presenter: Seán Rocks

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